Nancy lives in a mountain canyon near Missoula, Montana with Ron, her partner of many years and with the deer, cougars, and bears who have lived in the canyon for centuries. She has been making fabric constructions, quilts, paintings and drawings since the 1960’s. Nancy's work reflects the relationship between humans and animals, and how they coexist. Nancy received her bachelor's degree in zoology form the University of Iowa, and both an MA and an MFA in painting from the University of Montana. Nancy's Dancing Rabbit Studios provide the perfect backdrop for representing animals in her paintings, drawings and sewing. More information about Nancy's work can be found at www.nancyerickson.com.
Twice a month, Erickson hosts members of the Pattee Canyon Ladies Salon. The all-women gathering of local artists meet in her studio to develop their skills, provide encouragement and have an opportunity to socialize. This inspiration, as well as the abundance of wildlife in Pattee Canyon, provides the perfect motivation for Nancy's meritorious work.
Odyssey 2013 will be an evening of entertainment, spotlighting students from the Schools of Music, Theatre & Dance, Media Arts and Art. For Odyssey sponsorship and ticket information contact the College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean’s office at 406-243-4971.